Three ICRC staff, Red Crescent volunteer freed in Syria

October 14, 2013 1:40 pm
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 A UN soldier stands as trucks with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) logo cross the Quneitra crossing between an Israeli controlled area of the Golan Heights and Syria on February 15, 2011/AFP
A UN soldier stands as trucks with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) logo cross the Quneitra crossing between an Israeli controlled area of the Golan Heights and Syria on February 15, 2011/AFP

, Geneva October 14- Three of the six aid workers from the International Committee of the

Red Cross kidnapped in Syria have been freed, along with a colleague from the Red Crescent, the ICRC said Monday.

“Three ICRC colleagues and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer have been released and are safe and sound. We are waiting for further information about the other three colleagues,” ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson told AFP.

Watson did not say who was thought to be responsible for the aid workers’ abduction Sunday, which took place as their convoy drove from the northwestern Idlib province back to the Syrian capital Damascus after delivering medical aid.

The ICRC has not revealed details of the aid workers’ nationalities, though it earlier said that most of the group were Syrian.

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